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Miami Dolphins to gather for training camp earlier than most NFL teams

The third week of July should mark Dolphins fans’ first look at top draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) The Dolphins think they need a lot of work. The NFL released reporting dates for training camp Thursday, which revealed that   the Dolphins’ rookies are scheduled to arrive in Davie on July 18 and veterans July 25. The @NFL training...
Ex-Miami Dolphins NT Chuck Klingbeil, hero of Shula’s 300th win, dead at 52

Ex-Miami Dolphins NT Chuck Klingbeil, hero of Shula’s 300th win, dead at 52

Dolphins nose tackle Chuck Klingbeil celebrates during the 1991 victory over Green Bay in which he scored an unlikely touchdown to help give Don Shula his 300th victory. (Jim Spoonts /Allsport) The name Chuck Klingbeil might not mean much to younger fans today, but the former nose tackle has a secure place in Dolphins lore for an improbable starring role in Don Shula&rsquo...
All Miami Dolphins draft picks are signed: TE Mike Gesicki gets 4-year deal

All Miami Dolphins draft picks are signed: TE Mike Gesicki gets 4-year deal

Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki signed Monday to complete negotiations for this year’s draft class for Miami. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) The Dolphins just wrapped up offseason workouts and scattered for some R&R, but they’re also primed to get down to business. They signed second-round pick Mike Gesicki, a tight end, Monday, meaning all eight of their 2018...
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake explains what it takes to be elite

Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake explains what it takes to be elite

Cameron Wake knows as well as anyone what it takes to enjoy a long NFL career. (Getty Images) DAVIE — Cameron Wake is used to being asked the same questions about how he has implausibly maintained his physique at age 36 and given the Dolphins two straight double-digit sack seasons this late in his career. He gets it everywhere. Young players in Miami’s locker room...
Dolphins coach Adam Gase more confident than ever that he’s got a winning roster

Dolphins coach Adam Gase more confident than ever that he’s got a winning roster

Kenny Stills and the Dolphins’ offense are looking to snap back from a low-scoring 2017 season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — Dolphins coach Adam Gase emerged from free agency defiant amid widespread criticism of the team’s offseason and claimed he had a winning roster. Miami had just finished unloading Mike Pouncey, Ndamukong Suh and Jarvis Landry, as well as their...
Dolphins coach Adam Gase high on QB David Fales, but remains undecided

Dolphins coach Adam Gase high on QB David Fales, but remains undecided

David Fales still has quite a fight ahead of him to win the backup quarterback job. (AP) DAVIE — The way everything has lined up for quarterback David Fales this offseason, it’ll be a surprise if anyone else claims the Dolphins’ backup quarterback job. It’s a pivotal career opportunity for Fales after bouncing around the last four years. Miami coach Adam Gase is...
Dolphins DE Cameron Wake saw ‘missed opportunities’ for sacks in 2017

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake saw ‘missed opportunities’ for sacks in 2017

Cameron Wake isn’t fixated on sack statistics, but he knows the Dolphins’ numbers should be better. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — One of the Dolphins’ biggest problems last season was that they were in the top 10 in defensive line spending and the bottom 10 in sacks. That’s not Cameron Wake’s fault. He had another double-digit year (his third straight...
Dolphins rookie TE Mike Gesicki rips through offseason practices

Dolphins rookie TE Mike Gesicki rips through offseason practices

Gesicki (86) is the highest-drafted Dolphins tight end since 1974. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — The Dolphins’ top two picks in this year’s NFL Draft appear to be as good as everyone thought they were. That’s great when it comes to safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, but it’s essential with tight end Mike Gesicki. Gesicki, the second-rounder from Penn...
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II faces rape charges

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II faces rape charges

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was arrested Thursday on suspicion of rape, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. >> Read more trending news  The charges against, Winslow, 34, include two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy and one count of forcible oral copulation, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Other charges include kidnapping...
What Adam Gase said on final day of Miami Dolphins spring practice

What Adam Gase said on final day of Miami Dolphins spring practice

Adam Gase and DeVante Parker working at practice. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins wrapped up their 13th scheduled practice on Thursday. And here are some of the highlights from Adam Gase’s final availability until training camp starts near the end of July. • The Dolphins were making less mental errors at the end of the spring than the beginning...
Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil ready to move on from ‘horrible taste’ of 2017 season

Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil ready to move on from ‘horrible taste’ of 2017 season

Laremy Tunsil is ready for a comeback . (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — Nobody needs to tell Laremy Tunsil last season didn’t go well for him. It’s been on his mind for months. In his move from left guard back to his natural spot at left tackle, he struggled with missed assignments, inconsistency and just straight-up getting beat by defensive ends. The...
MarQueis Gray: Don’t underestimate Miami Dolphins’ crowded, diverse TE corps

MarQueis Gray: Don’t underestimate Miami Dolphins’ crowded, diverse TE corps

MarQueis Gray is helping mentor the Dolphins’ two rookie tight ends. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — If there’s one player who could have done a double take at the Dolphins’ draft, MarQueis Gray is the guy. It surprised no one when Miami took Mike Gesicki in the second round, but the real twist came two rounds later, when the Dolphins did a double take of their...
Miami Dolphins OT Ja’Wuan James not talking contract

Miami Dolphins OT Ja’Wuan James not talking contract

Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Ja’Wuan James is the highest-paid right tackle in the NFL in 2018, at $9.34 million. But James doesn’t want to talk about it. “I am just focused on having a good year here,” James said Thursday, when asked about Miami’s decision to process their fifth-year ...
Practice report: Miami Dolphins close out Organized Team Activities

Practice report: Miami Dolphins close out Organized Team Activities

The Dolphins held their final day of offseason practices this morning. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — The Dolphins are in the practice bubble this morning for the final session of Organized Team Activities and they’ll close it out with a light workout.Here are some notes from today’s practice: — There are several absences, but these workouts are...
Miami Dolphins award Boca Olympic Heights student full college scholarship

Miami Dolphins award Boca Olympic Heights student full college scholarship

Valicia Browne of Boca Raton and Olympic Heights High School (Photo courtesy of Miami Dolphins) DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins awarded Olympic Heights High School student Valicia Browne of Boca Raton a full scholarship to Florida State on Wednesday. Browne is the first recipient of the Project Change Scholarship, part of a yearly fund for advocacy and social justice programs ...
Latest on the progress of Miami Dolphins’ backup quarterbacks

Latest on the progress of Miami Dolphins’ backup quarterbacks

David Fales is the favorite to win the backup quarterback job. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — The Dolphins still have ample time to sort out their quarterback situation, but it continues to look like David Fales is the man to beat for job of being Ryan Tannehill’s backup. Fales, who was with the team last offseason and the back half of the regular season, is getting significant...
Miami Dolphins’ Cornell Armstrong mentored by Pat Surtain, Bobby McCain

Miami Dolphins’ Cornell Armstrong mentored by Pat Surtain, Bobby McCain

Miami Dolphins rookie cornerback Cornell Armstrong. (Charles Trainor/ Miami Herald) DAVIE — Patrick Surtain was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Miami Dolphins and like rookie Cornell Armstrong, he played at Southern Miss. So Surtain expressed a desire to connect with Armstrong, and it recently happened. “He told me to go out there and get as many reps as I can,&rdquo...
Dolphins DE Cameron Wake: Robert Quinn ‘a bear’ for opposing offenses

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake: Robert Quinn ‘a bear’ for opposing offenses

The combination of Quinn and Wake should be scary. (Los Angeles Times) DAVIE — Cameron Wake didn’t complain about the Dolphins’ existing group of defensive ends, but he was happy to hear they were trading for former all-pro Robert Quinn this offseason. Wake hasn’t had a running mate of this caliber since Olivier Vernon in 2013, so this sounds pretty good to him...
Mentoring Dolphins DE Charles Harris incredibly rewarding for Cameron Wake

Mentoring Dolphins DE Charles Harris incredibly rewarding for Cameron Wake

Charles Harris is Cameron Wake’s protege. (Bill Ingram/The Post) DAVIE — No one from the Dolphins had to ask Cameron Wake to take on a teaching role when they drafted defensive end Charles Harris last year. Not threatened by the team spending a first-round pick on someone at his position, Wake was eager to be a mentor if that’s what Harris wanted...
Miami Dolphins explore future of practice site beyond 2019

Miami Dolphins explore future of practice site beyond 2019

The Dolphins’ future in Davie is undetermined. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — As the Dolphins continue working through possibilities for their football headquarters, they’ve reached a straightforward conclusion: Their current setup is unfit for an NFL team. The organization has done the best it can to modernize the practice facility in Davie, located on...
Miami Dolphins’ home a ‘slam dunk’ for World Cup in 2026, says Joe Robbie’s son, Tim

Miami Dolphins’ home a ‘slam dunk’ for World Cup in 2026, says Joe Robbie’s son, Tim

Hard Rock Stadium is illuminated in colors saluting the tri-country bid involving the United States, Mexico and Canada. (Photo courtesy of the Miami Dolphins) DAVIE — There’s no guarantee that South Florida became a World Cup destination Wednesday. But it’s about as close as you can get. FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, overwhelmingly voted to bring the World...
Miami Dolphins rookie defensive backs working to ditch nicknames

Miami Dolphins rookie defensive backs working to ditch nicknames

Cornell “Big Country” Armstrong would like to get back to his regular name as soon as he can. (AP) DAVIE — Now that hazing has been legislated out of football, teams are finding creative, relatively harmless ways to make rookies prove themselves to their veteran co-workers. For the Dolphins’ defensive backs, this means they’ve been saddled with...
Miami Dolphins’ Isaiah Ford holds first post-injury press conference

Miami Dolphins’ Isaiah Ford holds first post-injury press conference

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Isaiah Ford during organized team activities at training camp in Davie. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Isaiah Ford has added a bit of weight and strength and he knows a lot more about the Dolphins’ offense than he did at this time last year. But having recovered from a torn meniscus in his knee, Ford is still...
Jarvis Landry: I didn’t really have a good relationship with Ryan Tannehill (NFL Network)

Jarvis Landry: I didn’t really have a good relationship with Ryan Tannehill (NFL Network)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and former Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry celebrate a touchdown in 2015. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Ryan Tannehill completed most of the 400 catches Jarvis Landry had over the four years of his Miami Dolphins career. But Landry revealed Wednesday he and Tannehill were actually not close. “I’m not surprised...
Dolphins veterans tell rookie LB Jerome Baker to tone it down in practice

Dolphins veterans tell rookie LB Jerome Baker to tone it down in practice

Jerome Baker has been very eager to prove himself during offseason practices. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — There’s a lot of pressure on the Dolphins’ rookies right now between trying to learn the playbook and adjusting to everything else that comes with playing in the NFL. One challenge is tempering their enthusiasm during offseason practices that allow for minimal...
‘It affects me’: Miami Dolphins’ Walt Aikens knows solutions with police aren’t so simple

‘It affects me’: Miami Dolphins’ Walt Aikens knows solutions with police aren’t so simple

Dolphins safety Walt Aikens, national spokesperson for the National Association of Police Athletic/Activities League, poses with PAL participants at the team training facility in Davie on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of the Miami Dolphins) DAVIE — The more people want to boil down the anthem flap in the NFL to patriotism — are the players respectful of this country ...
Miami Dolphins excited about Isaiah Ford’s ‘very productive’ spring

Miami Dolphins excited about Isaiah Ford’s ‘very productive’ spring

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Isaiah Ford looks good in 84. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Isaiah Ford leaped into the air in the end zone and amid a crowd, came down with the football. Ford can leap, really leap, especially now that he’s fully healed from that knee surgery last season. Ford celebrated with teammates on Tuesday, hauling in the pass from...
Miami Dolphins rookie LB Jerome Baker explains his pinned Twitter post about scars

Miami Dolphins rookie LB Jerome Baker explains his pinned Twitter post about scars

Jerome Baker has a warm, open demeanor. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — @Lastname_Baker (Jerome Baker Jr.): “Please don’t fight my battles I need these scars.” 18 May 2016 Jerome Baker is a speaking about the Twitter post he’s had pinned atop his account for more than two years. Baker is speaking about scars. And how many he has. “Quite a bit,” Baker...
Miami Dolphins DB Walt Aikens warms up to ex-Patriot Danny Amendola

Miami Dolphins DB Walt Aikens warms up to ex-Patriot Danny Amendola

Walt Aikens had some nice battles with new teammate Danny Amendola. (Andres Leiva/The Post) DAVIE — The Dolphins couldn’t stand Danny Amendola until they finally signed him. He was a pest for years in New England, causing problems for Miami as a slot receiver and as a return man on special teams. Cornerback Bobby McCain, who got ejected for fighting...
Miami Dolphins’ Walt Aikens regains confidence after it ‘kind of fell off’ from inactivity

Miami Dolphins’ Walt Aikens regains confidence after it ‘kind of fell off’ from inactivity

Dolphins DB Walt Aikens celebrates after scoring a defensive two-point conversion on a blocked extra-point attempt by Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro in 2016. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — He never showed it on the outside. Among veterans on the Dolphins, few could rival Walt Aikens for the permanent smile painted on his face or the joy in his voice...
Miami Dolphins are Ryan Tannehill’s team again

Miami Dolphins are Ryan Tannehill’s team again

Tannehill has grown into the clear leader of the offense. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — There isn’t a ton the Dolphins can accomplish right now because of the nature of offseason workouts, most of which are technically voluntary, but reestablishing Ryan Tannehill as their quarterback and leader has been a meaningful accomplishment. Tannehill stayed in the shadows...
Miami Dolphins rookie RB Kalen Ballage leveling out after tough start to OTAs

Miami Dolphins rookie RB Kalen Ballage leveling out after tough start to OTAs

Dolphins fourth-round pick Kalen Ballage has high potential to be an explosive playmaker. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — Even in the lower stakes of offseason practices, it’s a bad feeling to line up for a play and not be entirely certain where you’re supposed to go. It’s especially unnerving when you’re in the process of trying to prove you belong in the...
What new Miami Dolphins DT Akeem Spence said in first press conference

What new Miami Dolphins DT Akeem Spence said in first press conference

Akeem Spence wore 97 for the Lions. But that’s Jordan Phillips number. Upon arrival in Miami, only 93 was available. (Getty Images) DAVIE — Akeem Spence wears 93 for the Miami Dolphins, which is the same number Ndamukong Suh wore here and in Detroit, Spence’s last stop. “I really didn’t want to be 93,” Spence said Tuesday, in his...
What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Tuesday (OTAs)

What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Tuesday (OTAs)

Adam Gase and DeVante Parker working on the Paso Doble at practice. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — The Dolphins are in their final few days of offseason practice before taking a month off leading up to training camp. By now, their retooled offense should be looking much better, and coach Adam Gase was mildly pleased with this morning’s practice. With two practices...
LIVE Miami Dolphins Practice Report from Tuesday’s OTA 8

LIVE Miami Dolphins Practice Report from Tuesday’s OTA 8

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill at training camp. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) We are live in Davie, as the Dolphins are winding down their spring practices. Here are some things we noticed: • Veteran guard Josh Sitton is not at practice. We do not believe there is reason for great concern. • Wide receiver Leonte Carroo (knee), safety Jordan Lucas (injury) and wide receiver...
Ready, draw! Nightly pop quizzes help Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki learn plays

Ready, draw! Nightly pop quizzes help Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki learn plays

Dolphins rookie tight end Mike Gesicki during organized team activities. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — If anyone is searching for that missing white board at the Dolphins’ training facility, the mystery can now be solved. Tight end Mike Gesicki made off with it after receiving permission that sounds only marginally convincing. Tight ends coach Shane Day had...
Former first-round pick Stephone Anthony: ‘I have to become starter’ for Dolphins

Former first-round pick Stephone Anthony: ‘I have to become starter’ for Dolphins

Stephone Anthony is trying to get his career back on track. (Getty Images) DAVIE — Stephone Anthony was a first-round pick just three years ago and he’s only 25, but there’s a sense that he’s already running out of time. The NFL is turbulent, and things change quickly. Anthony was one of the most promising rookies in the league for the Saints, then...
Stability gives Dolphins TE A.J. Derby chance to win starting job

Stability gives Dolphins TE A.J. Derby chance to win starting job

A.J. Derby is undaunted by the Dolphins drafting two rookie tight ends. (AP) DAVIE — It is a widespread assumption that second-round pick Mike Gesicki will be the Dolphins’ starting tight end this season. He comes in with a higher pedigree than anyone else Miami has at the position, making him the most intriguing player in a room made up mostly of journeymen. But...
South Florida heat blasts Dolphins rookies during offseason workouts

South Florida heat blasts Dolphins rookies during offseason workouts

South Florida’s climate is brutal in May and June, but it only gets worse from here. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — They think they know. They think they’ve practiced in the heat before, and sure this might be a little worse, but football is football. No. Unless they grew up in this area, Miami Dolphins rookies get knocked down by the overwhelming heat and humidity...
Throwing sessions with Ryan Tannehill give Dolphins TE A.J. Derby advantage

Throwing sessions with Ryan Tannehill give Dolphins TE A.J. Derby advantage

Dolphins TE A.J. Derby is battling two rookies for a starting spot. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill always likes to organize some off-site throwing sessions in the offseason, and those workouts have been particularly important this year. Not only does Tannehill need the repetitions after being out long-term with a knee injury, there...
Dolphins see strides from backup quarterbacks David Fales, Brock Osweiler, Bryce Petty

Dolphins see strides from backup quarterbacks David Fales, Brock Osweiler, Bryce Petty

David Fales is on the rise. (AP) DAVIE — Ryan Tannehill is the man for the Dolphins, but finding a dependable backup is imperative for the team this spring considering his injury history. And coach Adam Gase is insistent that he has the right guy already in camp. That means Miami will be choosing from among Brock Osweiler, David Fales and Bryce...
Could Stephone Anthony be under-radar answer for Miami Dolphins?

Could Stephone Anthony be under-radar answer for Miami Dolphins?

Stephone Anthony has all the physical tools needed to play in the NFL. (AP) DAVIE — All this talk about three-safety formations (which the Dolphins haven’t really practiced yet) and about the return of linebacker Raekwon McMillan and the drafting of linebacker Jerome Baker. Completely lost in the shuffle was former first-round linebacker Stephone Anthony. Anthony is still...
Dolphins coach Adam Gase pleased with 2018 NFL Draft class so far

Dolphins coach Adam Gase pleased with 2018 NFL Draft class so far

Dolphins rookie tight end Mike Gesicki and his fellow newcomers have approached their jobs the right way. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — It’ll take months, if not a year or two, for the Dolphins to find out exactly what they have in this year’s NFL Draft class. But the rookies’ early work has been impressive. First-rounder Minkah Fitzpatrick has...
Miami Dolphins believe DE Charles Harris poised for big jump in 2018

Miami Dolphins believe DE Charles Harris poised for big jump in 2018

Dolphins defensive end Charles Harris will get a bigger chance in 2018. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — There’s a striking difference between the way Charles Harris’ rookie year was viewed inside the Dolphins’ building and how it was seen by the public. On the surface, it wasn’t great. Despite Cameron Wake pushing into his mid-30s and Andre Branch fighting...
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: Minkah Fitzpatrick is ‘what you want to see’

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: Minkah Fitzpatrick is ‘what you want to see’

Ryan Tannehill likes Minkah Fitzpatrick’s play so far. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — Everyone in the Dolphins organization has been impressed by rookie safety Minkah Fitzpatrick over his first month or so as a pro. His teammates in the secondary and Miami’s coaching staff have said he’s as good as advertised coming out of Alabama, and...
Dolphins’ offseason drama peaks with Josh Sitton’s beard decision

Dolphins’ offseason drama peaks with Josh Sitton’s beard decision

The heat is wearing on Josh Sitton. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — His initial plunge into Organized Team Activities and minicamp with the Dolphins has pushed right guard Josh Sitton to the brink of parting with trademark wilderness man look. After a decade in the cooler climates of Chicago and Wisconsin, Sitton’s been sweating through a brutal spring that’s seen...
Ndamukong Suh leaves lasting impression on Miami Dolphins’ young DTs

Ndamukong Suh leaves lasting impression on Miami Dolphins’ young DTs

Vincent Taylor is among those who will miss Ndamukong Suh. (AP) DAVIE — Former Dolphins star Ndamukong Suh has a reputation for being surly and aloof, but multiple Miami players have said that wasn’t their experience with him. Defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, who spent his rookie year in Suh’s corner of the locker room, called him an ideal mentor ...
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